6/14 - City of SF to vote on battery cages
- From an email from HSUS:
On June 14, the San Francisco Commission on Animal Control and
Welfare will vote on an important resolution: one that would condemn
the confinement of egg-laying hens in battery cages as cruel and
inhumane -- which it certainly is. Showing the commission that
there's public interest in this issue is critical.
Please attend the commission meeting next Thursday and speak in
support of this resolution. Your comments can be as simple as a
statement of your name and address and one of the points below.
Date: Thursday, June 14
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: San Francisco City Hall, Room 408
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102 (see map)
Don't forget to tell your friends and family in San Francisco to
attend the meeting, too.
Points to Remember
The City and Country of San Francisco has a chance to take a stand
against the cruelty inherent in battery cage egg production. The
Commission should support Commissioner Philip Gerrie's resolution
against battery cage confinement.
Numerous Bay Area retailers, including Andronico's, Rainbow Grocery,
and Whole Foods Market, already refuse to carry battery cage eggs.
Other area groceries all carry cage-free eggs too.
The City of Berkeley has passed a similar resolution. University of
San Francisco, San Francisco State, and UC Berkeley have enacted
policies to eliminate or greatly reduce their use of eggs from caged
Caged hens are among the most abused in the already cruel world of
factory farming. Each bird has only 67 square inches of floor space --
smaller than a sheet of paper. A battery-caged hen cannot walk or
spread her wings for her entire life.
Thank you for all you do for animals!
President and CEO
The Humane Society of the United States